If you like comedy you’ll love Banana Cabaret at The Bedford. London’s longest-running comedy club in one venue, Banana Cabaret has played host to the best of the best, from Catherine Tate to Eddie Izzard, Michael McIntyre to Micky Flanagan. If you’re funny, you’ve rocked The Bedford.

Catch the brightest stand-up stars and up-and-coming comedians every weekend. Doors open at 6.30pm, shows start at 8.30pm. Tickets cost from £16 (plus online booking fee). To see the latest lineup and buy tickets in advance click here

We also host Banana Cabaret’s Balham Comedy Festival. This year’s show runs from 12th – 20th July, get your tickets here.

You can also enjoy The Bedford’s excellent comedy scene on TV. Check out BBC Festival Funny Live, filmed entirely in a covid friendly bubble to cheer us all up during the toughest of times. Big thanks to the likes of Jason Manford, Sara Pascoe, Jayde Adams and Judi Love for putting smiles on our faces.

Flo and Joan also filmed their first TV special at The Bedford. Catch it on Amazon now.

Time Out’s London’s Top 10 Comedy Clubs 2024′: “For three decades this highly respected club has been providing weekend laughs for the good people of Balham…you can catch no-nonsense stand-up bills of circuit stalwarts, booked by promoter David Vickers. Comics love Vickers – he gave many of them a spot at his top-level club in their early days – so they often pop back to SW12. Vickers and his Banana Cabaret team are also behind the superb Balham Comedy Festival, which takes over the Bedford pub for a week or so each July, and attracts starry names”.

“One of the few truly great comedy clubs in the UK.”



“The Banana Cabaret is a colossus of London Comedy.”


“One of the finest and most respected comedy clubs in the country, I’ve played the club dozens of times and always have an absolute blast”


“The Banana is up there with The Comedy Store – best Comedy Clubs in London.”